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Ben tries to take his son away from the Murder House. Meanwhile, the house receives two new residents, and Constance takes extreme steps for the sake of family.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 1ATS11
Airdate: Wednesday December 21st, 2011
Special Runtime: 70 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Fox) Feb 08, 2012
UK (FOX) Mar 19, 2012

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (13 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Kate Mara
As Hayden McClaine
Charles S. Dutton
As Detective Granger

Guest Stars
Frances Conroy
As Moira O'Hara (Old)
Alex Breckenridge
As Moira O'Hara (Young)
Lily Rabe
As Nora Montgomery
Christine Estabrook
As Marcy
Michael Graziadei
As Travis Wanderly
Malaya Rivera Drew
As Detective Barrios
David Anthony Higgins
As Stan the Tour Guide
Rebecca Wisocky
As Lorraine Harvey
Kyle Davis
As Dallas
Azura Skye
As Fiona
Jamie Brewer
As Adelaide
Mena Suvari
As Elizabeth Short / The Black Dahlia
Anthony Ruivivar
As Miguel Ramos
Lisa Vidal
As Stacey Ramos
Brennan Majia
As Gabriel Ramos

Co-Guest Stars
Celia Finkelstein
As Gladys
Sam Kinsey
As Beau
Bodhi Schulz
As Troy
Kai Schulz
As Bryan
Main Cast
Connie Britton
As Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott
As Ben Harmon
Evan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3)
Taissa Farmiga
As Violet Harmon (S1) / Zoe Benson (S3)
Jessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3)


Nine Months Ago..

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Episode Quotes
Vivien: Moira, would you make me a cup of tea, please?
Moira: No. Your denial is impressive. You're a ghost, Mrs. Harmon. I don't take orders from ghosts.

Ben: What about Violet?
Violet: What about Violet? I'm a teenage girl. Not exactly a cakewalk.
Ben: Violet. What kind of father have I been? You weren't eating, you weren't going to school. You were already gone. I didn't get it.
Violet: I shut you out. I was afraid it would break you.
Ben: I've missed you so much.
Violet: I was never getting into Harvard. But I saved you a shitload of money.
Ben: Yeah, you did.

Marcy: Miguel. What an exotic name. I must confess to a fascination for all things south of the border.
Miguel: Actually, my family's from Spain.
Marcy: All the better. I find European Hispanics vastly superior.

Constance: He’s mine.
Hayden McClaine: Over my dead body.
Constance: We’re well past that.

Gabriel Ramos: Who are you?
Violet: A ghost of my former self.

Violet: Are you sure you want to be alone? They say this house is haunted.
Gabriel Ramos: You’re kind of twisted, aren’t you?
Violet: You don’t know the half of it.

Tate: You told me to go away.
Violet: Yeah... but I never said good-bye.

Vivien: Some other poor family’s just going to move in here. Suckers who will have no idea what they’re in for.
Ben: And we know exactly what to do.

Moira: I would have made a good mother, if I hadn’t been such a little tramp. Forgive me. There’s nothing worse than a self-pitying old maid.

Constance: Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I was destined for great things. I was going to be somebody. Person of significance. Star of the silver screen, I once thought. But... my dreams became nightmares. Instead of laurels, funeral wreaths. Instead of glory, heh, bitter disappointment. Cruel afflictions. Now I understand. Tragedy was preparing me for something greater. every loss that came before was a lesson. I was being prepared. Now I know for what. This child... a remarkable boy. Destined for greatness. In need of a remarkable mother. Someone forged in the fires of adversity, who can guide him. With--with firmness. With love.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Executive ProducerBrad Falchuk  |  Ryan Murphy  |  Dante DiLoreto
Co-Executive ProducerBradley Buecker  |  James Wong (1)  |  Jennifer Salt
Supervising ProducerJessica Sharzer
ProducerChip Vucelich  |  Alexis Martin
Consulting ProducerTim Minear
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorAdam Penn
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorMichael Amundson  |  Linda Montanti
Second Assistant DirectorFrank Tignini
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerChrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Key GripGreg Hewett
Camera OperatorJames Reid (3)  |  Stephen Collins (2)
Set DesignerKenneth Larson
Set DecoratorEllen Brill
Location ManagerJohn Agoglia
Transportation CoordinatorThomas A. Gordon (1)
Property MasterRandy Gunter
Construction CoordinatorAnthony Lattanzio
Production Sound MixerSean Rush
Script SupervisorJoanne Small
Production CoordinatorEric Kovtun
Script CoordinatorCrystal Liu
Assistant EditorAmy McGrath
Post Production SupervisorAshley Contino
Supervising Sound EditorGreg Megregian
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
GafferJohn M. Magallon
Director of PhotographyMichael Goi
Stunt CoordinatorTim A. Davison
Production SupervisorJames Williams (2)
Art DirectorEdward L. Rubin
Main Title ThemeCharlie Clouser  |  Cesar Davila-irizarry
Production AccountantScott Cohn
ScoreJames S. Levine
Department Head HairMonte C. Haught
Casting AssociateEric Souliere
Department Head Make-upEryn Krueger Mekash
Assistant To The Executive ProducerSara Stelwagen  |  Jessica Meyer  |  Alex P. Creasia
Special Effects CoordinatorSteve Galich
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
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